John Davis Posted April 29 Share Posted April 29 Can diapers be too thin? I say "yes." However, thinness saves manufacturers money as they can cram more diapers into a shipping container. The marketeers advertise having an "extra thin" diaper as a virtue. We have seen diapers slowly become thinner over a period of years. This has occurred as the percentage of fluff pulp in the absorbent mat of the diaper has been reduced - or even eliminated. Fluff pulp helps keep a diaper soft and improves wicking. However, SAP absorbs and holds more liquid than pulp fluff. So, we now are seeing the all-SAP diaper that is crazily absorbent and does not leak liquid. The downside is that all-SAP diapers tend to be stiff and do not wick well (if at all). Of course, the thinness of the diaper will disappear as it absorbs fluid. So, which do you prefer? A diaper with more fluff pulp or all-SAP? --John 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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